News about <![CDATA[Drugs]]> News about en-us <![CDATA[Pfizer considers $100B bid for AstraZeneca: report]]> <![CDATA[Investing in Biotechnology Earnings Growth]]> <![CDATA[Investing in Biotechnology Earnings Growth]]> <![CDATA[Why this $84,000 drug costs just $900 abroad]]> <![CDATA[Nepal and Singapore Set the Stage for "The Tissue Trail," a New Novel of International Intrigue]]> <![CDATA[Doctors and Police Debate in Free Think University Course: Should Drugs Be Legal?]]> <![CDATA[The go-to guy: A conversation with a drug dealer]]> <![CDATA[Dabs-marijuana's explosive secret]]> <![CDATA[Open Vape: The e-cigarette of legal pot]]> <![CDATA[Jane West: Wife, mother and 'potrepreneur']]> <![CDATA[Pot: How two cities are handling it differently]]> <![CDATA[Silk Road 2 users’ bitcoins vanish as massive attack continues]]> ]]> <![CDATA[CVS Caremark 4Q Profit Jumps on Beefed Up Sales]]> Ben Torres/Bloomberg via Getty Images CVS Caremark (CVS) says its fourth-quarter earnings climbed more than 12 percent, as improved sales from established locations helped the drugstore operator and pharmacy benefits manager. The Woonsocket, R.I.,... Read more]]> <![CDATA[Money Minute: State May Mandate Kill Switches; Safest Pain Reliever Is?]]> A proposed bill in one state could change future generations of smartphones that all of us buy. California legislators may require that all smartphones sold in the state have some sort of kill switch that could be activated if your phone is lost or... Read more]]> <![CDATA[GlaxoSmithKline Rocked by China Bribery Scandal]]> A bribery scandal in China is forcing GlaxoSmithKline (NSYE: GSK) to review all of its business practices, The Financial Times reported.

Four of GlaxoSmithKline's top Chinese executives have been arrested and dozens more questioned in an ongoing corruption investigation. Chinese police allege Glaxo executives used travel agencies to conceal hundreds of

<![CDATA[GlaxoSmithKline to Stop Paying Doctors to Promote Drugs]]> Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg via Getty Images By Ben Hirschler LONDON -- GlaxoSmithKline will stop paying doctors for promoting its drugs and scrap prescription targets for its marketing staff -- a first for an industry battling scandals over its sales ... Read more]]> <![CDATA[Find the next state trying to legalize marijuana]]> <![CDATA[Mexican Drug Cartels Now Make Fortunes Exporting Ore]]> AP/Agencia EsquemaMexican army soldiers enter the iron ore mine in the town of Aquila, Mexico, in August 2013. A resident of Aquila said that since 2012, the Knights Templar cartel has demanded residents hand over part of the royalty payments from ... Read more]]> <![CDATA[Trail-blazers: First retail pot business in US?]]> <![CDATA[Bobby Casanova is No Gentleman, but His Charm Will Grow on You in Torenli’s, Last of the Creeps]]> <![CDATA[Need Cheap Medication? Move to Maine]]> Getty Images For Americans stuck paying high prices for medication, there has long been a classic dodge: Rather than shelling out at U.S. rates, those with a little creativity and a willingness to bend (well, OK, break) the law can get lower-cost ... Read more]]> <![CDATA[Move over, Viagra. There's a new sex drug in town]]> <![CDATA[Legal pot creates jobs, big biz interested: Expert]]> <![CDATA[AstraZeneca to Buy U.S. Cancer Firm for Up to $500M]]> Paul Thomas/Bloomberg via Getty Images LONDON -- AstraZeneca took a further step to bolster its pipeline of new cancer drugs Monday by agreeing to acquire privately held U.S. biotech company Amplimmune for up to $500 million. The deal is the second ... Read more]]> <![CDATA[Amgen Nears Deal to Buy Onyx for $10 Billion]]> Paul Sakuma/AP By Soyoung Kim Amgen is close to buying Onyx Pharmaceuticals $125 a share, or more than $10 billion, in a deal that is expected to be announced as soon as Monday, two people familiar with the matter said Saturday. A deal, which is ... Read more]]> <![CDATA[Finally, Some Good News About Health Care Costs]]> Getty Images For years, health insurance news has been steadily depressing. But for families that are concerned about their health insurance costs, there's a definite glimmer of hope: As Sarah Kliff recently pointed out in The Washington Post, the ... Read more]]> <![CDATA[Silk Road proprietor: “It’s about standing up for our rights as human beings”]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Pfizer Posts Upbeat Earnings, Plans Generics Spin-Off]]> Michael Gottschalk/dapd Pfizer reported second-quarter earnings slightly ahead of forecasts Tuesday as the U.S.' largest drugmaker lines up a business split that could lead to the spin-off of its generics division. The company, which has been hit by ... Read more]]> <![CDATA[Deadly epidemic: Prescription drug overdoses]]> <![CDATA[Philip Morris Company Earnings Up in Smoke]]> Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE: PM) reported second-quarter 2013 results before markets opened this morning. The tobacco products firm posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.30 on revenue of $7.92 billion. In the same period a ... Read more]]> <![CDATA[China blocks Glaxo finance head from leaving]]> <![CDATA[NBA's Ray Allen Turns the Heat on Diabetes Funding]]> <![CDATA[UK Regulator Weeds Out Illegal Cannabis Farms]]> <![CDATA[Market Minute: Apple Readies New 'iProduct'; Pharma's Latest Big Deal]]> Apple readies a new i-product, and a big deal in the drug industry could be in the making. Those and more are what's making business news Monday. The Dow industrials (^DJI) rose seven-tenths of a percent last week, but still ended down for all of ... Read more]]> <![CDATA[The DEA Seized Bitcoins In A Silk Road Drug Raid]]> In the underground world of the deep web there are few places as nefarious as Silk Road. The site, hidden on the Tor network has long been one of the primary venues for buying and selling contraband using Bitcoin. Now, it seems, the DEA has caught on. On June 23, the organization posted in their standard forfeiture announcements that it had seized 11.02 Bitcoins from a Silk Road user named Eric Daniel Hughes aka Casey Jones after charging him with intent to distribute drugs. ]]> <![CDATA[Court's 'Pay-to-Delay' Ruling Met With Criticism]]> <![CDATA[Pfizer Settles Protonix Patent Case for $2.15 Billion]]> Getty Images NEW YORK -- Two generic drugmakers will pay $2.15 billion to Pfizer and Takeda Pharmaceutical to settle a patent fight over the heartburn treatment Protonix. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (TEVA), one of the world's largest generic ... Read more]]> <![CDATA[Market Minute: Apple Defends Itself Against Conspiracy Charges]]> Merck makes gains against cancer, and Apple is on the defensive. Those stocks and more are what's in the news Monday morning. The major averages have now lost ground for two weeks in a row -- the first back-to-back declines since last November. The ... Read more]]> <![CDATA[Stocks to Shrug Off Blood-Pressure Drug Dispute]]> <![CDATA[Judge Denies FDA Bid to Stay 'Morning-After' Pill Ruling]]> Elise Amendola/AP NEW YORK -- A government appeal of a ruling giving women of all ages broad access to morning-after birth control is frivolous, a federal judge said Friday as he refused to suspend enforcement of his decision pending appeal. U.S. ... Read more]]> <![CDATA[Pfizer to Begin Online Sales of Viagra]]> William Vazquez, Pfizer/AP TRENTON, N.J. -- Men who are bashful about needing help in the bedroom no longer have to go to the drugstore to buy that little blue pill. In a first for the drug industry, Pfizer Inc. (PFE) told The Associated Press that ... Read more]]> <![CDATA[Bristol-Myers Earnings Plunge as Sales of Plavix Plummet]]> Thomas S. England/Bloomberg via Getty Images By LINDA A. JOHNSON Drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb on Thursday posted a 45 percent drop in first-quarter profit as reduced spending and a sharply lower tax rate couldn't make up for plunging sales from ... Read more]]> <![CDATA[FDA Finds 'Unsanitary Conditions' at 30 Specialty Pharmacies]]> Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, foreground, speaks at a news conference Wednesday in Washington. The agency says it has uncovered potential safety problems at 30 specialty pharmacies. WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug ... Read more]]> <![CDATA[Germany's Merz Pharma Offers to Buy Obagi for $383.5M]]> Alamy NEW YORK -- German drugmaker Merz Pharma Group said Tuesday that it wants to buy dermatology products maker Obagi for about $383.5 million, topping an offer made by Canada's Valeant Pharmaceuticals last month. Merz said it sent a letter to ... Read more]]> <![CDATA[UPS Agrees to Pay $40M to End Online Pharmacy Probe]]> Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images SAN FRANCISCO -- Shipping company UPS agreed Friday to pay $40 million to end a federal criminal probe connected to deliveries it made for illicit online pharmacies. The U.S. Department of Justice announced that the ... Read more]]> <![CDATA[Investing in the Ingredients for Life]]> <![CDATA[Investing in the Ingredients for Life]]> <![CDATA[Big - and Even Bizarre - Busts and Seizures]]> <![CDATA[Roche Flags Higher Profits After Earnings Rise 11%]]> <![CDATA[Patent 'Cliff' a Challenge, but We Can Manage: Lilly CEO]]>